Google Assistant has started to remove some of its features that users don’t use much, Androidcentral reports.
Google Assistant is currently one of the best voice assistants in the market, and comes with dozens of features. Some of these features are great for everyday use, but some are frequently used and remain buried. Now, Google has decided to ditch some less-used features, including location-based reminders and assigning reminders to a specific person.
As per the report, Google has announced the news on the Assistant Help page, saying, “The option to create reminders for a certain location is going away soon.” However, uses can still create reminders and set routines for a location at a certain time. Google still hasn’t clarified why it’s removing these features for its users.
Google Assistant is removing location-based reminders
The company introduced location-based reminders in 2018, and it was a handy feature for reminding specific actions when you were in a certain place. The location-based reminders were a boon for those who often forget their shopping list.
While the feature might seem a key part of Google Assistant, a Reddit thread shows that the feature sometimes didn’t work properly. Also, many users didn’t know such a feature even existed.
Despite ditching the location-based reminders, users can still ask the Assistant app to set reminders for a certain time. Also, Google Assistant still allows for setting routines when you arrive at a specific place.
The location-based reminders aren’t the only feature that is leaving Google Assistant. Google is also ditching the ability to assign reminders to others, like family members or another one who logged into the same Assistant-enabled device as you. Google lets you assign tasks in Google Chat or Gmail as an alternative option.
It’s still unclear when these features will stop working, but maybe they can stay until Google rolls out its new Assistant feature called “Memory.” Memory allows you to save your contents and reminders in a convenient location.